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Learning Exercise: Helping Parents Understand IDEA

Title:
Helping Parents Understand IDEA
Material:
Description:
The main piece of special education legislation, IDEA, is often cumbersome to discuss with parents. This assignment explores other avenues of providing this information to parents.
Course: IEPs and Legislation

Info

Submitted by:
Tamarah Ashton
Date Last Modified:
August 26, 2000

Exercise


1. Visit the IDEA Practices website (http://www.ideapractices.org).

2. Imagine that you are sitting at an IEP meeting as the special education
teacher and you are attempting to cover the basic elements of IDEA with parents
who are new to you.

3. Describe how you might introduce this site to the parents.

4. What specific areas might you tell them to investigate at this site?

Categories

Audience

  • College Upper Div Major

Topics

IDEA

Requirements

Working knowledge of IDEA

Learning Objectives

To learn the basic concepts of IDEA that need to be conveyed to parents.
To find alternative routes of explanation.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Unsupervised